video, 6:34”, 2019
The Node is an animation made with photogrammetry technology, using 3D techniques, edited using original algorithms.
It tells of the city and the complex, multi-layered reception of information.
“...the NOVIKI generate disturbances, distortions that modify the image and refer to VUCA, the attributes that characterise our times. Their work refers very interestingly to economics, as well as the poverty-economy of the city; the way pay serves economic exchange not subjugated to big capital. They show how the logic of the network works, understood as the networking of all those who use smartphones and other technological devices, creating in the city a gigantic network of connected individuals...” --Bogna Świątkowska
if we compare the architecture of the city to the currently functioning network of peer to peer information exchange, the largest city squares become its main nodes. Nodes today can fulfil various goals, acting for example as a point of redistribution of data or goods, or as an end-point of transport; they may have a physical quality, meaning being a box or a server, or a symbolic one – an urban architectural space, an urban Square. But we’re on the cusp of a revolution in communication, the appearance of new technologies such as 5G, which create new models of networking, influencing not only a change in communication with the objects that surround us (the Internet of things), transport, exchange of goods, but also on the urban architecture. Node-Squares then can take on a contractual nature, a virtual one; they can be a collection of functions performing defined tasks, a source of data or an image rendered on the basis of data. What changes will we observe then in the architecture of squares that surrounds us? what will the new nodes become?
our 10-minute film is a surrealistic, radical, Utopian vision of the future, showing the intertwining layers: of the urban architecture of squares and the process of creating a new digital communication infrastructure, where real images mix with their copies, where real time mixes with virtual times, urban greenery with digital algorithms and car number places with hash file IDs.
The project was (is) presented at the exhibitions:
SIMULTAN FESTIVAL XIV, ‘THERE WILL BE A TIME WHEN IT WILL NOT BE’, screening of The Node Video, Muzeul Corneliu Mikloşi, Timişoara (2019)
THE WRONG (New digital art biennale) What Do We Do Now Pavillon / Cyber Sanctuaries (2019–2020)
CHAOS – SUCCES MAGIC, Video Screening of “The Node”, videoprogram by Telemagic, Macao Design Center, Macau, China (2019)
CITY SQUERES. AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL, ZODIAK Warsaw Pavilion of Architecture, Warsaw (2019)